2013-14 Nebraska Professional Development SeriesElementary and MS/HS Registration

Wayne State College Credit forms

2014 handouts
Key individual information if you have additional questions:
Deb Romanek, NDE----Content questions deb.romanek@nebraska.gov
Deb Hericks, ESUCC---Registration questions dhericks@esucc.org
Ed Ankrom, NATM---NATM questions eankrom@bpsnebr.org

Math Shell site
Elementary Focus for 2013-14
Participating elementary teachers will participate in six day-long, interactive professional development sessions where they will focus on activities and discussions that strengthen their content knowledge, their pedagogical knowledge, related to the teaching of mathematics within a STEMcontext. Each of the professional development sessions will include a variety of engaging, hands-on activities that are related to the development of mathematical content, integration into STEM topics, and articulated instruction from Grades 3-6, with specific references to Standards based instruction and assessment. Thus, the topic of each of the six days would include the following:
Day 1: Teaching Math within STEM: Sample Activities and Assessments
Day 2: Teaching Elementary Math Topics in Science Activities
Day 3: Teaching Elementary Math Topics in Engineering Activities
Day 4: Teaching Elementary Math Topics Using New Technologies
Day 5: STEM and Mathematics: The Perfect Context for Student Assessment
Day 6: Going Beyond STEM: Art, Social Studies, and Literacy Mathematics Connections

Facilitated by:
Dr. Neal Grandgenett ngrandgenett@unomaha.edu
Dr. Elliot Ostler elliottostler@unomaha.edu

MS/HS Focus for 2013-14
The 2013-2014 Nebraska Mathematics Professional Development Series (NMPDS) will focus on these conceptual categories at the middle and high school levels:
a) Fractions, ratios and proportional relationships, similarity
b) Algebra, with special attention to expressions, equations, polynomials, and inequalities.
c) Functions – multiple representations of linear, quadratic, exponential, and trigonometric functions
d) Connections of these topics to Geometry and Data Analysis as appropriate.
A primary goal throughout the series will be to integrate, model, and apply problem solving strategies, appropriate use of technology, and standards for mathematical practices.

MS/HS Facilitated by
Lenny VerMaas, lennyvermaas@gmail.com, Lenny’s Main Website: http://lvermaas.wikispaces.com/
Chuck Friesen chuckfriesen@gmail.com

This site was created to host the agendas for NMPDS training. Each month's agenda and links are posted. Several other pages are list to the left. Be sure to check out favorite web sites, videos, and activities.
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